On January 13, 2022, MotherBoard reported on "Built to Fail" bikes and stated in part:"Not only are the bikes poorly made and prone to break easily, but they also cannot be repaired or upgraded to decent parts. The welds in the frame are so poor that water seeps into the metal, which then rusts and breaks apart, turning the bike into little more than scrap metal. Sometimes the front wheel is not directly in front of the rear one, causing the frame and other critical parts to bend and break. Some bikes marketed as mountain bikes look like they have suspensions, but on closer inspection are little more than ornamentations due to the way they’re designed. All the impact gets transferred to cheap, plastic, proprietary parts that quickly wear out. And because most of the parts are mounted or attached in atypical and semi-permanent fashion, they cannot be replaced with other standard parts like normal bike parts can."